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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY ADVENTURES!

Ring of Fire Expeditions (ROFE) is the longest consecutive astronomical tour organization in the United States. ROFE specializes in astro-tourism since 1970 with expeditions organized and led by Paul D. Maley of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society (travel arranged by Direct Travel in Houston, Texas USA).  You can join observation tours such as Halley’s Comet, the Leonid meteor shower, transits of Mercury and Venus across the Sun, spacecraft reentries, Solar Eclipses (land, sea and air), Auroras (land, sea, and air), Lunar Eclipses, grazing Lunar Occultations, and Eclipses of stars by minor planets. We may not have the flashiest website, but we are the leading reliable, successful astronomy programs host for nearly 50 years! Many of our tours are small group tours of anywhere from 9-40 people.

Our prior experience?  Check out our PAST TRIPS in the Menu above. We have trip summaries going back to 1991, but our trips started back in the 1970s! When choosing a Solar Eclipse trip, choose a company like ROFE that has the experts and longevity for successful viewings!

Note: The number of  “Past Trips” listed are for separate solar eclipses, not just individual programs. We are a public outreach effort of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society led by amateur astronomers and welcome all persons who are interested in astronomy and the natural sciences. On most expeditions there is a science component where we attempt observations from the edges of the path of solar eclipses to obtain data on changes in the radius of the Sun.  You do not need a science background or any prior experience to join us! 

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ECLIPSE ALERT! WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR:

2021 ANTARCTICA TOTAL ECLIPSE CRUISE…6 cabins
open click here to sign-up

2023 AUSTRALIA TOTAL ECLIPSE CRUISE …..SOLD OUT. WAIT
LIST ONLY click here to be added to the waitlist

2024 EASTER ISLAND ANNULAR ECLIPSE……1 DOUBLE ROOM, 3 SINGLE ROOMS AVAILABLE click here to sign-up

2024 MEXICO TOTAL ECLIPSE CRUISE………..Sample program open click here to sign-up

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2021 Tours

RING SOLAR ECLIPSE-Canada
June 10, 2021
STATUS: DUE TO POOR WEATHER PROSPECTS THIS WILL BE A PRIVATE EXPEDITION

Sold Out

20th and 21st AURORA VIEWING TOURS: TO ALASKA

October 1-5, 2021

STATUS: SOLD OUT 

October 5-9, 2021

STATUS:  SOLD OUT.

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ECLIPSE#48 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Antarctica
November 28 – December 8, 2021
STATUS: JUST A FEW CABINS LEFT! Male looking for a cabin mate.

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2022 Tours (no solar eclipse tours)

22nd AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

MIND BLOWING MAGIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!

March 1-5, 2022 (TBC)

STATUS: 2 STANDARD ROOMS, 1 SUITE AVAILABLE

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PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

April 30, 2022

PRIVATE EXPEDITION

IN WORK

23rd AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

MIND BLOWING MAGIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!

September 24-28, 2022 (TBC)

STATUS: 4 STANDARD ROOMS, 1 SUITE AVAILABLE

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PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

October 25, 2022

PRIVATE EXPEDITION

IN WORK

2023 Tours

ECLIPSE#49 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Australia
CRUISE: April 15-25, 2023

CRUISE STATUS: SOLD OUT. WAIT LIST ONLY.

LAND EXPEDITION: DUE TO LOGISTICAL ISSUES WE MAY NOT OPERATE A LAND TOUR FOR THIS ECLIPSE.

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ECLIPSE#50 RING SOLAR ECLIPSE-USA (Texas, New Mexico, Utah)
October 14, 2023
STATUS: IN DEVELOPMENT

IN WORK

SPECIAL ECLIPSE EXPEDITION TO SOUTHERN EUROPE

December 12, 2023

STATUS: DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED LATE IN 2022

IN WORK

2024 Tours

ECLIPSE#51 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-USA or Mexico
April 8, 2024

CRUISE STATUS: OPEN FOR DRAFT PROGRAM SIGNUP. 10 DAY CRUISE! 

LAND EXPEDITION: IN DEVELOPMENT

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ECLIPSE#52 RING SOLAR ECLIPSE- (Easter Island)
October 2, 2024
STATUS: ONE MALE NEEDS A ROOMMATE; ONE FEMALE NEEDS A ROOMMATE.

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 SOLAR ECLIPSES BELOW THE HORIZON

DATETYPE OF ECLIPSEREGION OF VISIBILITYestimated ANNULARITY TIMEestimated
TOTALITY TIME
CRUISE?EXPEDITION??Paul Maley
ECLIPSE NUMBER
2025 MARCH 29PARTIAL ICELAND, SVALBARDPRIVATE85
2025 SEPTEMBER 21PARTIAL NEW ZEALANDPRIVATE86
2026 FEBRUARY 17ANNULAR / PARTIALANTARCTICA
S.AFRICA
MADAGASCAR
YES87
2026 AUGUST 12TOTALICELAND2 min 17 secYESYES88
2027 FEBRUARY 6ANNULARARGENTINA
CHILE
7 min 44 secYES89
2027 AUGUST 2TOTALEGYPT6 min 17 secYESYES90
2028 JANUARY 26ANNULARGALAPAGOS S.AMERICA
SPAIN
ATLANTIC OCEAN
5 min 51 secYES91
2028 JULY 22TOTALAUSTRALIA5 min 08 secYESYES92
2029 JANUARY 14PARTIALUSAPRIVATE93
2029 JUNE 12PARTIALALASKAPRIVATE94
2029 JULY 11PARTIALARGENTINAPRIVATE95
2029 DECEMBER 5PARTIAL ANTARCTICAPRIVATE96
2030 JUNE 1ANNULAREUROPE TO CHINA4 min 38 secYES97
2030 NOVEMBER 25TOTALS. AFRICA
AUSTRALIA
3 min 00 secYESYES98
2031 MAY 21ANNULARINDIA5 min 20 secYES99
2031 NOVEMBER 14HYBRIDPACIFIC OCEAN1 min 03 secYESYES100